Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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New Mets Closer Has A Few Troubling Trends Worth Noting

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
New Mets Closer Has A Few Troubling Trends Worth Noting

Columnist John Harper of the Daily News hits on one of the main concerns about the Mets new closer Frank Francisco who does not hold runners on well. Terry Collins is well aware of the problem and says it’s “because they know Frankie doesn’t throw over.” “It’s something we’re working on,” Collins said. Obviously this is a huge concern, especially […]

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Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

Lucas Duda will not be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista where the Mets will take on the Braves later this afternoon. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Duda is suffering from back stiffness, and may miss a few games. The list of Mets that are ailing this spring continues to grow. Other players currently […]

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Beato Has Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation

An article by posted on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
Beato Has Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation

An MRI this morning revealed that reliever Pedro Beato has right rotator cuff inflammation, but no structural damage in his right shoulder. A team spokesman said that he will begin light throwing as early as Friday. This is good news of course and a couple of days of rest should do the trick. Beato was removed from […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Have A Huge Problem With Positional Depth

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Have A Huge Problem With Positional Depth

John Harper of the Daily News, emphasizes just how precarious the Mets situation is this season regarding injuries to any of their significant players. If ever there is a season when any significant injuries could be deadly, it’s this one. How can it be any other way when the Mets’ best left-handed bat off the bench may […]

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Mets Minors Notes and Today’s Starting Lineups

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Notes and Today’s Starting Lineups

The Mets are playing two games today, but all eyes are on Port St. Lucie where Johan Santana will make the start against St. Louis. Here are the Mets’ lineups for today’s split-squad games: St. Louis at Mets 1. Andres Torres, CF 2. Jordany Valdespin, 2B 3. Jason Bay, DH 4. Ike Davis, 1B 5. Justin […]

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The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums (2nd Ed.) I received an email about a week ago from Josh Pahigian, co-author of The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums. He wrote to tell me that his great selling book has been updated to include Citi Field […]

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ESPN: Boras Clarifies NY Times Quotes

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments

Scott Boras insisted to ESPNNewYork today that he was not singling out the Mets owners in his comments to the Times. The agent just believes in a general sense that major-market teams have a duty to their fans to spend at competitive levels. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s name,” Boras said. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s franchise.” […]

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Mets vs Nationals: Starting Lineups, Team Notes

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets vs Nationals: Starting Lineups, Team Notes

The Mets begin their 2012 Grapefruit League season against the Washington Nationals tonight at Digital Domain Park. The game begins at 6:10PM and it will be televised live on SNY. Mets Lineup Andres Torres, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B Justin Turner, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Jason Bay, LF Lucas Duda, RF Valentino Pascucci, DH Josh Thole, […]

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Judge Rules: Mets Going To Trial

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Judge Rules: Mets Going To Trial

Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court in Manhattan has ruled that the lawsuit filed by the trustree against the Mets owners will go to trial on March 19. The judge also ruled that the Wilpons are liable for the $83 million in fictitious profits. Irving Picard will have a chance to convince […]

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Pelfrey’s Sinker Was Sharp, He’s Determined To Have A Big Year

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey’s Sinker Was Sharp, He’s Determined To Have A Big Year

Yesterday, Mike Pelfrey put his revamped sinker to the test and the early results were very encouraging. The big right-hander tossed two hitless innings yesterday in an intrasquad game at Digital Domain Park. He struck out two and walked one over his two hitless innings and even shattered Valentino Pascucci’s bat with a sinker. Pelf worked exclusively from […]

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